Eaton has been sidelined with a right oblique injury sustained when he crashed into the fence trying in vain to catch a ball on Aug. 8.
He is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, but will spent more time with Charlotte to prepare for his return.
Hitless in six of his last nine games,
Bruce has, oddly, managed multiple hits in the other three games with two home runs and seven RBI. He boasts a still-disappointing stat line on the year of .219/.295/.380 with 14 homers in 397 at-bats.
Montero struggled to find consistency in the rotation. He managed three quality starts, but was pounded for 13 runs in 13 innings in his other three starts combined.
"We are going to look at every avenue possible," Rothschild said. "It doesn't mean we are going to do it."
Rothschild added that the Yankees could use a six-man rotation not just to protect Tanaka, but his other starters in the wake of the epidemic of arm problems in the major leagues.
The latter gave up four runs on eight hits in seven innings during an earlier stint with the big league club this year. Lobstein has yet to make his major league debut.
Krol has yielded four runs on seven hits in his last five innings and owns a 4.97 ERA on the season.
Ray has surrendered 20 earned runs in his last 14 1/3 innings pitched covering four outings.
What was suspected is now official:
Turner has pitched two games out of the bullpen since the trade that brought him from Miami. He has been battered this season to the tune of a 4-7 record and 5.77 ERA. Jackson has been a mess for months. He is 6-14 with a 6.09 ERA.
Ruggiano has hit safely in the last six games in which he has started.
Among them was Friday night, when he surrendered three runs on five hits in five innings in Arizona for his second straight loss. Despaigne has yielded 20 earned runs on 39 hits in his last 31 innings pitched covering six starts to raise his ERA from a sparkling 1.31 to 3.44.
"The first five starts, hitters had no idea about me," Despaigne told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I was the new guy. The last six of them, it's been different. Guys are making more adjustments, seeing me the second time, getting a better idea of how I like to work."
Despaigne found success in his early starts releasing the ball from several different arm angles.